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  NBC    NBC Bay Area News at 11AM    News  News/Business. New.  

    September 25, 2012
    11:00 - 11:30am PDT  

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three people have died. three youth have died since brett. it's time to stop this. >> working to make sure he didn't die in vain. a family speaks out about a new law inspired by their son's tragic death in a car crash after a wild night on a party bus. tough talk. president obama speaks out about the violence in the middle east. and self-driving cars. they get out of the lab and on the bay area streets. the new law making robo cars street legal. how soon will we see the bridges across the bay area? a hazy start. we will check in with christina loren with the forecast for today. you are watching nbc bay area.
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good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. marla is off today. >> i'm jon kelley. it is a crash that changed one family's life forever and a push to change the law. >> that family is praising lawmakers and the governor for creating tougher restricts for party buses. we have christie smith who spoke with the family about the reaction to the new law. >> reporter: good morning, laura. doug and linda studebaker wrapped up the press conference. their 19-year-old son was killed after partying on a party bus. today, they are celebrating preside the fact that governor jerry brown signed the bill into law. it is called the brett studebaker law. he was three times the legal
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limit in 2010. the bill now requires that party bus operators ask the person making the reservation if alcohol will be served and if anyone is under 21. they also have to check identification. none of this was required on the night that brett went out to celebrate a friend's birthday. >> i feel happy that something good can come out of something so bad. >> i think it's nicely put. we feel brett's presence quite a bit. we know that brett is smiling down on this day. >> reporter: now they spoke at the family home near the tree house that brett helped his father build. the law allows penalties against
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the chaperon and driver and company for failing to comply. another bus in july heightened the need for all of this. if anyone underage is caught drinking, the trip is over immediately. the law takes effect in january of 2013. christie smith, nbc bay area news. the east bay private eye case gets back in court today learning his fate. christopher butler will be sentenced this afternoon. he pleaded guilty this year to seven felony charges, including felony possession. he admits to prostitution and drug purchases. new details into what the police found at the home of the elementary school principal arrested on drug charges.
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police found ten hidden cameras, including one tucked in a teddy bear at eric lewis' home. police found meth and the date rape drug ghb. lewis was arrested on friday after alleging to meet an undercover police officer on a drug deal. he is now on leave from montague elementa elementary. the board of supervisors deciding when to hear the case of ross mirkarimi. they will hear the charges on october 9th. mirkarimi was suspendussuspende domestic violence charge against his wife. san francisco mayor ed lee is the one that filed the misconduct charge against mirkarimi, but the board could put him in the hot seat. the "san francisco examiner" say
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officials claim the mayor perjerd himself. he said he never authorized any member of his staff to offer mirkarimi another job with the city. but former board president aaron peskin said his staff asked him to find him another job. peskin said mirkarimi agreed to step down if he agreed to be the under sheriff. president obama delivered some tough talk at the united nations this morning addressing the rioting in the muslim world. he called for a deeper look at the causes. nbc bay area steve handelsman has more on the president's remarks. >> reporter: laura, thanks. good morning. gorgeous day here in new york. president obama came here as a candidate in a middle of a tough re-election fight. president obama aimed his u.n. speech at u.s. voters to
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reassure them he is handling the twin middle east crises. >> the attacks of the last two weeks are not simply an assault on america. >> reporter: chrrisis one is th attacks in libya. then the made in america anti-islam video. >> there are no words that excuse the killing. >> reporter: but he urged understanding. >> if we are serious about these ideals, we must speak about the crisis. >> reporter: crisis two is iran. still working on nuclear capability. the iran president ahmadinejad called for elimination of israel. >> make no mistake. nuclear alarm to iran is not a challenge to be contained. >> reporter: and netanyahu is pushing president obama to force. he didn't.
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>> we believe there is still time and space to do so. but that time is now unlimited. >> reporter: standing up for israel, but standing up to netanyahu. instead of staying here in new york to meet one-on-one with the u.n. general assembly session, president obama heads back to washington this afternoon to make crystal clear to voters that his focus is on domestic issues. live from the u.n., i'm steve handelsman, nbc bay area news. mitt romney is in new york this morning. he received a warm welcome from the former president bill clinton. romney announcing plans for a prosperity pack. this is aimed at u.s. foreign aid to nations that create positive business climates and open to investment and trade. >> nothing we can do as a nation will change lives and nations more effectively and permanently
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than sharing the insight that lies at the foundation of america's own economy. and that is that free people pursuing happiness in their own ways build a strong and prosperous nation. >> romney arguing healthy free market conditions are the best ways to foster economic development all around the world. today is national voter registration day. students at uc berkeley will help their peers to get out and vote in november. student representatives from latino are helping on the cal campus all day today. there will be a special program educating students about the importance of voting. registration runs throughout the day. the program starts at noon. people in san mateo county want to stop the board of supervisors from building a new jail. people entered the meeting to
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stop the project. they are voting on the budget for the coming year. county residents say the board should reduce the current jail population. still ahead, are you ready for this one? leave the driving to robots. the new law that could bring self-driving cars to the streets near you. and steve wozniak wants to become an australian citizen. we have that in business news. temperatures setting up for the hottest stretch of weather this year. the full forecast in moments.
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do you remember the classic cartoon "the jetsons?" everything there was automated. that was set in the future in the year 2062. today, governor jerry brown
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signing a bill into law putting google's hands free cars on the roads in california. we have bob redell in mountain view. we know this is a cool technology, but the reality is there is privacy concerns as well. >> reporter: you are correct. good morning, jon. very cool technology that once perfected will allow you to sit as a passenger in the vehicle of a car and while you don't have anyone behind the wheel. of course, i have my trusted friend here. instead, you will have your computers and sensors and gps guiding you to the final destination safely is the idea. at 1:00 this afternoon, governor jerry brown will sign into law that will allow google to test self-driven cars on the road as long as someone is in the
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driver's seat or someone to overri override. the dmv will govern the rules and regulations. google has been testing these cars in california for years logging 300,000 miles without an accident, according to the company. the company has needed special permission from local authorities to do so. that is no longer the case when this law takes effect. you mentioned privacy concerns. in the future, autonomous cars will share data to avoid collision on the road. talking about gps and sensor information. there is language in the law that deal was this. one consumer watch dog group doesn't think it goes far enough. backers believe autonomous cars will make the roads go safer considering most of the accidents on the roads are the
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result of human error. reporting live, bob redell, nbc bay area news. scores for the s.a.t. for the class of 2012 have reached a four-decade low. according to the college board, scores declined among every racial group except of those of asian descent. 57% did not score high enough to consider likely success in college. many contribute the decline of record number of students taking the tests. more than 1.6 million high school seniors took the s.a.t., the highest number in the history of the exam. reading is the discussion as the education summit continues in new york. some schools are turning to technology. this school in tampa, florida, uses e-books. the school bought the tablets through a local company through
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a grant. e-books help students. >> i click on the word and read the definition and understand what the book is explaining to me. >> another benefit of e-books is the cost savings. rather than buying one book for every student, you can allow one book to be shared among five devices. >> it makes the backpack lighter. and apple co- founder steve wozniak wants to be an australian. >> he made the statement to an australian newspaper. scott mcgrew is trying to figure out why. >> good morning. a good reporter will stop at nothing to get the details of a story. we will give woz a few hours to respond. he has been in australia for several days on a trip. here he is buying the iphone 5 in australia. he told a radio station and newspaper there he wants to become an australian citizen.
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he doesn't appear to mean that in a polite way. he doesn't very broadband high speed internet at his home. samsung filed court papers alleging the apple and samsung case says they should not have brought their own expert into the deliberations. he did use his own experience in obtaining his patented to better understand the case and use that experience to explain what was going to other jurors. samsung says jurors shouldn't bring personal experience into the jury room. they should rely on the evidence presented. thank you. time to take it outside and check on the summer forecast. it feels like summer, christina loren. >> it feels like summer.
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i'm looking at every single long-range model and variation i can find and everything tells me the heat wave will not break until the end of next week. starting with the live look an sunol. we had clouds to cool us off this morning. we will see less and less of the cloud cover to start. a lot of sunshine means temperatures will be hot. we have some fog out there still. mostly banked up against the east shore which is why you are cooler in oakland than san francisco. 60 in oakland. 62 in san francisco. just three degrees of separation in san jose at 65. it is not noon just yet. at 4:00, the winds will cool us off. you can see on the key with the yellow and orange with the stronger winds on the way. that will help. i hate to break it to you, we are only going to climb more so as we head into the weekend. highs look like this for today.
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79 in redwood city. 84 up in santa rosa. talk about a great day for a ball game. that's right. the giants have clinched it. the nl west champions. they will get more practice tonight at 7:15 taking on the diamondbacks. you can catch the game on comcast sportsnet bay area. for the next two day, high pressure building in and boosts the storm track into canada. it is hotter in the pacific northwest. for us, temperatures warmer for tomorrow. the heat cranks into thursday and we stay hot. look at the numbers, guys. hard to tell you it is the first week of fall when you look at this trend. 94 on thursday. 95 on friday. 98 on saturday. we stay hot sunday into monday. we stay hot all the way into wednesday. that means jon kelley can keep the muscle shirts out longer. we appreciate that. >> just for you, christina.
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the tank top. the big announcement from the tesla motors. now the automated car and now they are unveiling a solar powered charging station. the super chargers will make refuelling the electric vehicles as fast as stopping for gas and a bathroom break in a conventional car. there are six stationed at restroom stops in gilroy and other areas. the new stations will change the way people will view electric cars. >> people have the idea if you have an electric car, you can't -- there is no freedom. you're stuck. they have the idea you can't go anywhere. what we are showing here today is in fact you have more freedom than with anything. >> he says tesla plans to have more stations running through california and nevada and oregon by the end of the year. the entire united states by the
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end of 2014. the giants are trying to make it easier for you to get tickets to the post season. that plan comes with a deadline. you have to register by noon today for a chance to purchase post-season tickets. this is the only way to fairly distribute post-season tickets to as many fans as possible. to register, you have a half an hour. go to sfgiants.com/ticketopportunity. >> back in the playoffs. still ahead, a new virus puts health officials on alert worldwide. and iphone 5 production is moving again after the factory brawl in china. the new video we're seeing from the plant this morning. if you want to jump in and get connected, come on over and see the faces of our newscasters. search nbc bay area on facebook.
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amateur video out of china claims to show the massive brawl that shut down the foxconn plant. 40 people were injured in the fight. there are still lingering signs of the riot. the factory is surrounded by police and so windows are smashed. foxconn is one of the companies that manufactures the iphone 5. the w.h.o. put out a global alert after a virus killed a man in saudi arabia. the unidentified virus is from
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the same family of s.a.r.s. and the common cold. it is too early to tell if it is an isolated incident or maybe a widespread problem. a truck driver in russia narrowly escapes from a crash. look at the videotape. you can see the semi veering off to the left and smashes into an oncoming car. >> he flipped out of the windshie windshield. >> flips right through the front window. you see him there. then he just jumped to his feet and walked away. >> unbelievable. >> talk about reflexes. >> talk about lucky. up next, say it ain't so. what's causing a bacon shortage in several countries. it's killing breakfast. [ male announcer ] this is the opposite of subliminal advertising...
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>> it could be hotter than oil. >> a lot of people digging on swine. a shortage of bacon and other pork products. a report by an industry group says pig herds are declines in europe. a lot of farmers find they just became too expensive to feed their herds. a government agency says warehouses are reporting record number of pork supplies. i'm feeling good about it. i am hungry. >> thank you for joining us. join us at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00. >> and all day long at nbcbayarea.com. have a good one.
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